Mayoral, City Council candidates submit signatures to get on primary ballot

City Council
Melissa Mitman

A dozen mayoral candidates and 29 City Council at-large hopefuls have filed paperwork to appear on the Democratic primary ballot on May 16.

Tuesday was the final day for Republicans and Democrats to file nominating petitions for the springtime election, and candidates for citywide office – mayor, controller, commissioner, council at-large, sheriff, register of wills – were required to get 1,000 signatures from registered party members. Those running for district council seats had to find 750.

Not everyone hit the mark. Terrill Haigler, a former city sanitation worker who has built a social media following under the nickname “Ya Fav Trashman,” announced the end of his council at-large campaign.

“Unfortunately, I was not able to secure all of the signatures I needed to make the ballot,” Haigler said in a video posted to Twitter. “This is not goodbye. This is definitely, see you later.”

Anyone disputing the validity of a candidate’s signatures must submit a challenge by Tuesday, March 14, which, if successful, could knock a name off the ballot.

Third-party candidates, such as City Councilmember Kendra Brooks, who runs under the banner of the Working Families Party, were able to begin collecting signatures of their own Wednesday. They must file their papers by Aug. 1 to make it on November’s ballot.

Here’s a look at the candidates who made the cut, according to an unofficial list published by the City Commissioners Office:

Mayor – Democrat

  • Allan Domb
  • Amen Brown
  • Cherelle L. Parker
  • Delscia Gray
  • Derek S. Green
  • Helen Gym
  • James M. DeLeon
  • Jeff Brown
  • John Wood
  • Rebecca Rhynhart
  • Maria Quiñones Sánchez
  • Warren Bloom

Mayor – Republican

  • David Oh

City Council At-Large Democrat

  • Abu V. Edwards
  • Amanda McIllmurray
  • Charles Reyes
  • Christopher Gladstone Booth
  • Clayton Price
  • Curtis Segers III
  • Deshawnda Williams
  • Derwood Selby
  • Donavan S. West
  • Erika Almirón
  • Eryn Santamoor
  • George Stevenson
  • Isaiah Thomas
  • Jalon Alexander
  • Jim Harrity
  • Job Itzkowitz
  • John B. Kelly
  • Katherine Gilmore Richardson
  • Luz Colon
  • Max Tuttleman
  • Melissa Robbins
  • Michelle Prettyman
  • Naderah Griffin
  • Nina Ahmad
  • Ogbonna Paul Hagins
  • Qiana Shedrick
  • Rue Landau
  • Sherrie Cohen
  • Wayne E. Dorsey

City Council At-Large Republican

  • Drew Murray
  • Frank Cristinzio
  • Gary Grisafi
  • Jim Hasher
  • Mary Jane Kelly
  • Sam Oropeza

City Commissioner – Democrat

  • Lisa Deeley
  • Omar Sabir

City Commissioner – Republican

  • Seth Bluestein

City Controller – Democrat

  • Alexandra Hunt
  • Christy Brady
  • John Thomas

City Controller – Republican

  • Aaron Bashir

Register of Wills – Democrat

  • Elizabeth Hall Lowe
  • John Sabatina
  • Rae K. Hall
  • Tracey L. Gordon
  • Craig Smith

Register of Wills – Republican

  • Linwood Holland

Sheriff – Democrat

  • Jackie L. Miles
  • Jacque P. Whaumbush
  • Michael Untermeyer
  • Rochelle Bilal

Sheriff – Republican

  • Mark Lavelle

City Council 1st District – Democrat

  • Mark Squilla

City Council 2nd District – Democrat

  • Aaron Scott Humphrey
  • Boogie Rose
  • Kenyatta Johnson

City Council 3rd District – Democrat

  • Jabari Jones
  • Jamie Gauthier

City Council 4th District – Democrat

  • Curtis Jones Jr.
  • Darrel Smith Jr.

City Council 5th District – Democrat

  • Aissia Richardson
  • Curtis Wilkerson
  • Isa Matin
  • J.P. Miranda
  • Jeffrey Young Jr.
  • Jon Hankins
  • Patrick Griffin

City Council 6th District – Democrat

  • Mike Driscoll

City Council 7th District – Democrat

  • Andrés Celin
  • Quetcy M. Lozada

City Council 8th District – Democrat

  • Cindy Bass
  • Seth Anderson-Oberman

City Council 9th District – Democrat

  • Anthony Phillips
  • James Williams
  • Janay S. Hawthorne
  • Yvette Young

City Council 10th District – Democrat

  • Gary Masino

City Council 10th District – Republican

  • Brian O’Neill